Medicare hospital spending by claim type
The data displayed here describes average spending levels during hospitals’ Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) episodes by Medicare claim type. The data presented on Hospital Compare provide price-standardized, non-risk-adjusted values for hospital spending by claim type because risk adjustment is done at the episode level rather than at the service category/claim level. An MSPB episode includes all Medicare Part A and Part B claims paid during the period from 3 days prior to an inpatient hospital admission through 30 days after discharge.
The table below divides each hospital’s average episode spending levels into 3 time periods:
- 1 to 3 days Prior to Index Hospital Admission,
- During Index Hospital Admission, and
- 1 through 30 days After Discharge from Index Hospital Admission
Within these 3 time periods, the average episode spending levels are further broken down into the 7 claim types (e.g., inpatient, outpatient).
For a complete description of the table structure, please see Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Spending Breakdown by Claim Type.
Data reporting period is included in the tables.